The April 5th is National Alcohol Screening Day. From Carnival to Summer break, pressure to drink in University is common. While many students believe binge drinking is harmless, the effects can be powerful from exasperating mood disorders to increasing risky behavior.
The Health Service Unit is an ambulatory health facility,
which provides free screening and evaluation by nurses
and examinations by general practice physicians as well
as specific health promotion activities. The Health Service
Unit functions as a walk-in
clinic and pharmacy. This
means you are seen on a first come, first serve basis.
When you walk into the front desk area, provide your validated
student identification card to the clerk. If it is your
first visit to the Health Service Unit, a chart would
be made for you. (Faculty, University Administration and
parents do not have access to your confidential medical
records. Medical information is only released with your
the waiting room a clinic nurse will call you in. Your
blood pressure, temperature, height, weight and urine
will be noted in your chart and the nurse will ask you
the reason for your visit. At this point the nurse may
either handle your problem in the clinic area or ask you
to sit and wait to see the medical doctor.
full time registered students have access to the Student
Health Plan and you should ensure that your claim form
is properly signed and returned to you at the end of your
visit. (If you are experiencing problems, the clerk will
assist you in completing your form.)
Health Service Unit does not provide laboratory, x-ray
or dental services. Students requiring specialist care
are referred to one of our two preferred private medical
facilities in the nearby vicinity.
Health Service Unit is located 50 metres North of Trinity
Hall or on the road bending southeast from the administration
offices and towards Trinity Hall. This road would take
you past the Student Advisory Services.